It was fun to watch the media go on about how ‘solid’ the NDP’s Thomas Mulcair is and how hard it will be for the Conservatives to define him now that the NDP have run out a bunch of ads but they missed what the real tactic was going to be.
Instead of going directly at Mulcair, the focus is on the types of people he has in his caucus and what would be the consequences of having them running the country.
The Conservative’s Director of Communications Fred DeLorey Tweeted out a link this morning to the new website launch highlighting a few of the NDP nutbars who Mulcair put in his shadow cabinet:
Mr. Mulcair’s Labour Critic is Alexandre Boulerice.
Mr. Boulerice is a former union communications officer, who has long been active in Quebec provincial politics. He campaigned for a Québec Solidaire candidate in 2007 (Canada Newswire, February 16, 2007) and he was a candidate for its predecessor party, l’Union des Forces Progressistes, in 2003. Mr. Boulerice donated over $3,700 to Québec Solidaire and its predecessor party since 2003. According to the Directeur général des élections du Québec, his most recent donation was given in 2012 indicating that Mr. Boulerice remains supportive of Quebec Solidaire and its policies even as he sits as a federal MP. Quebec Solidaire is a far-left party that clearly supports separation (see here)
The Conservatives playing chess while the media and opposition are still learning checkers.
Update: Conservative’s “attack on Mulcair” worked so badly that NDP sent out their PR hack to tell us that (see here)